Business / Taxes / Baby Bond: Bonds whose par values are less than $1,000 are often described as baby bonds, or, in the case of municipal bonds, as mini-munis. Small companies that may not be able to attract institutional investors, such as banks and mutual fund companies, may offer baby bonds to raise cash from individual investors. Some municipalities also use baby bonds to foster involvement in government activities by making it possible for more people to invest.
Baby Verb Synonyms: cosset, coddle, pamper, mollycoddle, indulge, spoil, pet
Baby Noun Synonyms: infant, neonate, newborn, babe, babe in arms, child, toddler, tot
Bond Verb Synonyms: cement, bind, hold together, stick, cohere
Bond Noun Synonyms: tie(s), shackles, chains, fetters, manacles, handcuffs, trammels, thongs, cord(s), rope(s), restraint(s), constraint(s), check(s), control(s), rein(s)
Business / Finance / PAC Bond: Stands for Planned Amortization Class bond. A tranche class offered by some CMOs that has a sinking fund schedule and an ability to make principal payments that are not subordinated to other classes. MORE
Business / Finance / Optional Payment Bond: A bond whose principal and/or interest may be paid in foreign or domestic currency at the discretion of the bondholder. MORE